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Motherhood and the Illusion of Balance

Last week, I got home from work after an overnight shift to learn that my daughter had thrown up just a few minutes prior. The nanny filled me in on all the details, and my first thought was “Man. I missed it.” Which is, admittedly, a strange way to react to vomit. Nevertheless, there I […]

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Ode to the Uptight Mom

Ode to an Uptight Mom

From where you sit, the afternoon light beams in, pleasantly illuminating the flowers on your dining room table. Then your gaze drifts down to the floor, where tufts of dog hair catch the light as they are blown around by the ceiling fan breeze. You sigh, irritated. Dust surrounds you: in your lampshade, under your […]

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The Aroma of a Memory: Apple Crumb Pie

Like most basic white girls, I eagerly await the advent of fall. The crispness in the air is positively life-giving after a long, sticky summer. Everything feels fresh and new, which is the epitome of irony, given that fall is the beginning of the end.  The Danish concept of hygge, pronounced “hoo-guh” and defined as […]

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